Ex-Obama speechwriter: Tapper makes 'strong entry' for Trump's 'Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards'

A former speechwriter for President Obama said CNN's Jake Tapper made a "strong entry" for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's "Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards."

"Right under the deadline, @jaketapper fields a very strong entry for Monday’s Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards," Jon Favreau tweeted Sunday. 


His tweet came after a contentious interview between Tapper and senior White House adviser Stephen Miller. 

Tapper cut off the interview with Miller, accusing the adviser of being "obsequious."

“I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and you’re being a factotum in order to please him, OK,” Tapper said on "State of the Union," appearing to reference the president.

“And I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time. Thank you, Stephen,” Tapper added as he ended the interview.

After the interview, Trump tore into Tapper, referring to him as a "flunky."

"Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" Trump tweeted.

Favreau shared Trump's tweet, saying: "What'd I tell you."

Trump last week tweeted that he would announce the recipients of the "awards" on Monday.

“I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock,” Trump tweeted.

“Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!" he said.

Trump frequently rails on the media and accuses reporters and networks of being "fake news."